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Marlin Chemical and Ladder American Firefighters, 1/48, 101 FC

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$125   

Very rare. In 1952 Marlin Toy Company of New York City, New York entered the plastic model business. The Revell 'Highway Pioneers' were making a huge impact on the hobby industry and the timing seemed perfect. Marlin first cut the molds in 1952 and issued the six original American Firefighters -Chemical and Ladder, Steamer, Hook and Ladder, Water Tower, Aerial Ladder and Hose Reel. The boxes were identical as a cost saving measure - similar to the Revell Highway Pioneers. Revell signed a marketing agreement with Marlin in 1953. Five of the kit were released with the Revell name and marketing name 'Collectors Kits, Closter N.J.' Revell added the horse parts as they were not originally part of the Marlin issues. The kits made excellent display pieces, but they never caught the imagination of young men like jet aircraft did. The five molds were shipped to Brazil. After a run for Kikoler (Revell Brazil's Distributor), they were shipped back to the USA but the molds were lost at sea. This is an original Marlin kit and contains the Chemical and Ladder. Molded in dark red and yellow. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Revell Fokker Friendship F-27 (F27) KLM City Hopper - Kikoler Issue, 1/94, 0102

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$35   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split from age. Revell-Kikoler Brazil issue from the popular original 1958 'S' molds. Well detailed and features moving rudder, flaps and elevators, rotating wheels and props and optional position cabin door with boarding stairs. With colorful and complete KLM decals. Molded in white and clear plastic.

Trumpeter 6 Grumman F3F Fighters, 1/350, 06245

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$4   

Very highly detailed kit for use with 1/350 scale aircraft carriers or dioramas. Molded in clear and includes full decals. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions on the back of the box.

Entex Douglas C-47 (DC-3) Gooney Bird - Landing Gear or Skis, 1/100, 8562

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$38   

Very nicely detailed and well molded kit. Features regular landing gear or optional skis. Very highly detailed cockpit for 1/100 scale. Colorful decals for two aircraft including Normandy invasion stripes. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bags including decals and instructions.

Revell Fokker Friendship F-27 (F27) KLM City Hopper - Kikoler Issue, 1/94, 0102

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$34   

Revell-Kikoler Brazil issue from the popular original 1958 'S' molds. Well detailed and features moving rudder, flaps and elevators, rotating wheels and props and optional position cabin door with boarding stairs. With colorful and complete KLM decals. Molded in white and clear plastic. Never started. Factory sealed inner parts bag with decals and instructions present.

Airfix Boston Bomber, 1/72, 385

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$28   

Type three logo issue from the 1960s. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions. The lower left corner of the decal sheet has a small black stain, but the actual transfers are clear of damage.

Frog Handley Page Victor B.1. Crescent Wing 'V Force' Bomber, 1/96, 355P

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$179   

Rare. Classic 1950s Frog kit in large 1/96 scale of this famous 'V Force' Bomber. The box displays well with very nice color and gloss, but is graded only 'good' because one corner is split and has clear tape on it, there is clear tape on the sides where someone taped the box shut, and there is general wear as shown. Nicely molded kit with all recessed pane lines and full landing gear that can be installed up or retracted. The kit is molded in off-white and clear with the large, black Frog stand that was unique to the bigger kits. The decals are flat and in excellent condition - even the clear wax paper covering is intact. Instructions are excellent also. There is even an unopened tube of FROG Polystyrene Cement! The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions. Frog is considered the father of injection molded model kits. The Lines Brothers opened Frog in 1932, capitalizing on the fever caused by Lindberg's solo transatlantic flight. Almost overnight the western populations became 'Air-Minded', and anything aviation was in high demand. Frog created a quality line of stick and tissue rubber powered aircraft and gliders as well as innovative ready-to-fly rubber powered aircraft that required no assembly. The box even contained a built-in rubber motor winder and fuselage holder. Model airplane flight competitions were popular in Great Britain, and one category was 'Rise Off the Ground', or ROG. By changing this to 'Flies Right Off the Ground', the FROG name was born. In 1936 Frog created a line of injection molded plastic models, the first such kit line in the world (Hawk sold a line of injection molded aircraft models in 1934 but they were factory assembled and painted). Named 'Penguin' after the bird that does not fly, the kits were innovative beyond the means of production. At a time when models were simply built by wingspan, the Penguin line was a constant 1/72 scale. Furthermore, a large 1/72 Short S.30 Empire class flying boat contained a full interior and lights! A line of accessories such as AA guns, tractors, hanger, ambulance, sound locator, searchlights and lighting kits were quickly added to the line. WWII caused a pause in production. After the war the box color changed from silver to green, and Penguin kits were also marketed in the USA. Production ended in 1950. Frog quickly expanded and released the Red, Orange, Black, Green, Gold Token, Spin and Comet series as well as Trail Blazers and several others. It is noteworthy that while most manufacturers in the 1940s/50 were making toy-like models, Frog attempted to make very realistic models. For example, 'detailing' kits with excessively large rivets was once very popular. Frog ignored this trend and continued to mold aircraft with fine panel lines and no rivets. As a result, Frog kits can be built into very realistic replicas. Production ended in the late 1970s, but Frog molds are still in use around the world.

Revell A3D Skywarrior 'S' Issue - (A-3), 1/84, H241

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$89   

First issue with great "S" artwork. Features folding wings and tail, optional position landing gear and speed brakes, escape hatch, three crew figures and refueling probe. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Hasegawa 1143 Mig-27 Flogger D and Mig-23S Flogger B - USSR or Flogger E Libyan Air Force - Bagged, 1/72

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$22   

SALE!! Includes both bagged kits, parts numbers 1143 and 1136. Mig-27 includes decals and paint guide for two aircraft - one camo and one natural finish. Features a good selection of air-to-air or air-to-ground stores, operational swing wings, detailed landing gear, gear wells and cockpit. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts decals and instructions. The Mig-23 includes decals and paint guide for both air forces. It is well molded and features 'good' cockpit detail, wings that swing, detailed landing gear and gear wells, optional position landing gear and bottom fin and 'Apex' and 'Aphid' air-to-air missiles. Never started. All parts and decals are still in the sealed factory bag. Includes instructions.

UPC BAC Lightning F.Mk.53 - RAF or Royal Saudi Arabian Air Force, 1/72, 5082-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$19   

From quality Hasegawa molds. Scott Eidson box art. Includes decals for both aircraft. This kit has not been started. The parts are either still in the factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. UPC stood for Universal Powermaster Corporation which was based out of New York City, NY. UPC did not cut their own molds, but bought kits already molded from other manufacturers and re-boxed the kits in the USA. Scott Eidson, the famous artist best known for his artwork with Revell, also did UPC box art in the 1960s. All UPC production ended in the 1970s.

CM HMS Middleton (RN Hunt Class 1942), 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$119   

SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Museum quality high definition resin castings. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly. Some kits include photo-etched details and decals if required -email for details on a certain kit. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is 2 to 3 weeks.

CM CG23 USS Halsey (1989), 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$295   

SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit. Museum quality high definition resin castings. Complete kit with all parts needed for assembly. Some kits include photo-etched details and decals if required -email for details on a certain kit. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is 2 to 3 weeks.

CM USS Birmingham (Cleveland class 1944), 1/350

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$295   

Built by Dave Judy from CM Kit. SPECIAL ORDER limited production kit that can be built to museum quality. This is a complete kit, featuring high definition resin castings and photoetched details. Kits are molded upon receipt of payment. Normal wait is 2 to 3 weeks. I highly recommend that you have experience with resin models before taking on any of the CM resin ship models and they are not for beginner modelers.

Revell Fairchild F-27 Bonanza Airlines - Lodela Issue, 1/94, H298

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$65   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split. Rare Revell Lodela issue from original "S" kit molds with colorful Bonanza markings. Well detailed kit includes moving rudder, flaps and elevators, rotating wheels and props and loading ramp.

Renwal Nieuport 17 Aeroskin Lt. C.E. Nungesser's Aircraft, 1/72, 264-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc-

$42   

Still factory sealed. Contains pre-colored Aeroskin fabric created to resemble fabric covered aircraft. No painting needed since all designs are printed on the fabric. You build the inner structure of the aircraft then cover it, similar to the construction of the actual aircraft. Has markings for Nungesser's colorful aircraft.

MPC IJN Yamato Waterline Series, 1/1200, 2-4006-110

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$20   

Nice quality kit from original Casadio molds. Features separately molded main and secondary battery turrets, catapult and aircraft, life boats and more. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including instructions. MPC did a very nice job marketing these kits - the box sides contain interesting ship history, and the instructions include specifications and a large, fold-out illustrated engagement map with battle details.

AMT 1963 Lincoln Continental Convertible - 3 in 1 Kit, 1/25, 6423-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$110   

Rare and very nicely molded kit. Can be built any one of three ways - stock, custom or competition. Includes a very large number of optional custom parts so you can make a totally unique automobile. Features detailed complete engine, engine compartment, opening hood, full interior, rotating wheels, exhaust and underside detail. Molded in white, clear, red tinted clear, and chrome. With real rubber tires. The kit has never been started. The stock kit appears to be complete with all parts. The custom parts may all be present, but at least one chrome custom parts is missing. This model collector put all his instructions and decals in a 'safe place' which no one can find, so NOTE- missing decals and instructions. I cannot be 100% certain that the entire kit is complete without the instructions, so it is sold 'as is.' NOTE: this are tire burns on one inner rim and the bottom of the custom CB radio (the area that is not seen).

Model Slipway Gry Maritha Island Supply Ferry - 41.5 Inches Long R/C or Static, 1/40

Metal and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$465   

A very large and amazing kit. Features detailed GRP hull that is ready for paint, nearly 600 white metal fittings, a large crane kit, anchor winch kit, molded styrene lifeboat, life rafts, cowl top, container, over 200 die-cut styrene parts, 500 printed parts for decks and superstructure, dowels for masts, rod for railings, prop shafts, tubes, couplings, molded plastic motor mounts, a set of over 50 waterslide decals, highly detailed assembly instructions, main drawing set, paint guide and more. The kit has never been started. Inside, it is exactly as it left the factory - every item is still factory sealed and factory taped into place. It is still in the original shipping box, which I will also ship it in.

Dynaflite Piper PA-18 Super Cub - 104 Inch Wingspan RC Aircraft, DYFA3025

Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$279   

Excellent, very large scale kit. Fuselage is 67.25 inches long when built. Only "average sport-scale building skills are all you need to create this giant-scale favorite." The kit is conventional wood construction and features die cut parts pre-cut wood stock as required, plastic cowl, clear windows, metal parts as needed, opening right window for fuel tank access, plug in wing panels detach quickly for easy transportation, optional flaps and more. Can be run with a wide variety of motors and with a 4 to 6 channel radio with 5 to 8 servos (5 hi-torque). The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including plans and very detailed and illustrated instructions. NOTE: this kit will be shipped in this sturdy box (with no outside box) unless you specify otherwise. There will be additional shipping cost if you wish to have it in sent in another box.

Hasegawa Douglas A-4E Skyhawk With CAM Decals - Golden Dragons VA-192, 1/32, 08131

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$55   

Includes mint condition CAM #32-087 VAM-311 Tomcats MCAS Tl Toro 1977. With paint and marking guide. The actual kit is a large scale, very good quality Skyhawk. Features detailed cockpit, optional position speed brakes, detailed landing gear and wells and optional position slats and canopy. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.